Coming soon: President Donald Trump and Russia are to blame for the U.S. riots. After exhausting all the ways to prevent the U.S. president’s reelection, Trump’s opponents have reverted to the old tactic: blaming the Russians. Russians propelled Trump into office in 2016, and now they are interfering by inciting fear and hatred not only on social media, but in the streets of American cities. No wonder: “pogrom” is a Russian word! However, not long ago, the U.S. media were persuading the public that those mostly peaceful protests were against racism and police brutality, both personified by Trump. Such a narrative further suggests that people’s anger will help to mobilize desperate voters, who in November will remove Russia’s devilish protege from the White House. And what now — violent Russians are stirring up peaceful protests?
It turns out they are. Although presidential candidate Joe Biden himself has not yet announced this, prominent Democrats are beginning to speak out. For example, Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is the main investigator of Trump’s “Russian connections” and one of the orchestrators of the impeachment. In an interview with CNN, he said, “The Russians, four years ago … exploited Black Lives Matter, they set up their own false flags online to try to divide people along racial lines. They are, once again, doing their best in social media and their overt media, and other means to grow these divisions again.”
That is, Russians cause divisions in the U.S. not only in their own media, but also online and by what Schiff called “other means” — perhaps, on the streets of American cities. Tucker Carlson, Fox News host and a black sheep among the generally anti-Trump U.S. media, could not avoid commenting on this nonsense. “You’ve been fed a diet of fake news by agents from a hostile foreign power that among other things secretly controls Facebook. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Russia faked the riots and blamed Joe Biden, just like the moon landing, but more diabolical…So false flag by Russia. Seriously? You’d like to think in the late summer of 2020, people would laugh at that. It is hilarious in a way. On the other hand, an awful lot of blue check Democrats on Twitter believed it the first time, so who knows, they probably will again. But you’ve got to give Adam Schiff some credit. At least, he is consistent though he is obviously completely insane and desperate and in need of inpatient care. That man is hurting. But he is one man in a big party. What about everyone else running the Democratic Party? They’re not insane. They’re not crazy in the slightest. They’re just liars,” Carlson said.
The Democrats’ deceitfulness is not surprising, but they now demonstrate a unique (even for them) ability to seamlessly change the narrative to suit their agenda. Before, they denied there were riots and talked about peaceful and justified protests. Now they are forced to recognize, albeit with reservations, that the protests are violent riots. Trump compares them to domestic terrorism, while the Democrats hint at Russia. According to the Democrats, well-intentioned people came out to protest, but the demonstrations were hijacked by looters and rioters, known as victims of “Russian propaganda.” Therefore, the protests, which were intended to weaken Trump, now benefit him. This is Vladimir Putin’s cunning plan.
Lunacy? No, just hopelessness. Back in early March it was clear, despite all the manipulative public opinion polls, that Trump was headed toward a triumphant reelection. The impeachment, the incitement of hatred by almost all the U.S. media throughout his presidency, resulted in nothing. On the contrary, Trump’s position was strengthened. However, once COVID-19 reached the U.S., the economy began to shrink. In the summer, racial unrest began — and the Democrats decided that Trump’s defeat was now a given.
However, neither economic problems nor riots dealt a blow to Trump. On the contrary, the longer the riots continue, the stronger Trump’s position becomes. He repeats that America needs law and order and more and more Americans agree. In theory, the Democrats should have long ago reinstated order in the states and cities they govern to stop benefiting Trump. After all, the bulk of the unrest is occurring in the blue states. But the campaign does not allow for the restoration of order. Trump could use such a predicament to his advantage by immediately saying something like, “You see, I was talking about the need to end the riots, they finally listened to me.” That is, the Democrats are at a disadvantage no matter what their next move is. They can either support the protests or recognize the violent nature of the incidents and act to subdue them. Either way, their situation will only worsen.
Clearly, the Democrats carefully acknowledged the violent nature of the riots but, at the same time, they decided to blame Trump and Russia. That way, they hit two birds with one stone, although in the reality invented by the Democrats, the two birds are one: “Russian Trump.”
“It’s been reported that Russian forces just attacked American troops in Syria injuring our service members. Did you hear the president say a single word? Did he lift one finger? Never before has an American president played such a subservient role to a Russian leader. It’s not only dangerous — it’s humiliating and embarrassing for the rest of the world to see. It weakens us,” Biden said, bringing up the fake news that Russians paid the Taliban to kill American soldiers as an example of Trump’s subservience.
And here is the latest statement from Biden headquarters: “ … President Trump is hoping Vladimir Putin will once more boost his candidacy and cover his horrific failures to lead our country through the multiple crises we are facing. And he does not want the American people to know the steps Vladimir Putin is taking to help Trump get reelected or why Putin is eager to intervene, because Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been a gift to the Kremlin.”
This shockingly demeaning statement to Americans is a reaction to the recent decision by U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to halt in-person security briefings about the election to members of Congress, providing only written updates instead. Is it to hide Putin’s attempts to bolster Trump’s campaign, as Biden said? However, according to Ratcliffe, the reason is very simple: to minimize the leaking and politicization of classified information.
“Within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes…To create a narrative that simply isn’t true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China… I don’t mean to minimize Russia. They are a serious national security threat, but day in, day out, the threats that we face from China are significantly greater. Anyone who says otherwise is just politicizing intelligence for their own narrative,” Ratcliffe said.
What exactly was Ratcliffe talking about? That Democrats like Schiff only leaked information that concerns Russia, ignoring intelligence on China. Whether one trusts the data of American intelligence on foreign interference through hackers and social media accounts is not important here. More fascinating is the fact that even the intelligence agencies talk openly about attempts by congressmen to manipulate information to fight Trump.
On the other hand, this is a great improvement. In 2016, the Obama administration forced the intelligence agencies to fabricate evidence of Trump’s Russian links and to conduct surveillance. Now, the deep state can only create hostility with the help of Congress and the media. This change, however, had a limited effect on the level of the Democrats’ creativity. Again, Putin is to blame.
Putin constantly stirs up trouble. This May in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he took possession of police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, beginning the Black Lives Matter protest. In August in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Putin took 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse under his control, shooting two protesters. Putin then returned to Portland, disguised as Antifa activist Michael Reinoehl, to kill Aaron Danielson, a Trump supporter. At the same time, having possessed the entire commission formed by the Washington, D.C., mayor, he proposed to remove the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial from the American capital.
It is scary to even imagine what else these Russian instigators are capable of in the two months left before the election: nothing will stop them on their mission to reelect Trump.
Russians could stage an assassination attempt on Trump and blame the Democrats and Biden for it. Or they might kill Biden now, so that their protege Trump stays in the White House for good. But the Russians will not succeed: Everyone knows that rather than kill, they poison with the dreaded Novichok, leaving a trace leading to the Kremlin. A trace as clear as the “Russian interference” in the U.S. presidential election.
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